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Sign the petition: Urge the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (The Honorable Navanethem Pillay) to continue advocacy to end to the barbaric practice of honor killings.

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Beverly Fjobhunting (86)
Thursday April 11, 2013, 3:02 am
Women around the world live in constant fear of death by burning, decapitation, stoning, or acid attacks for dishonoring their family. “Dishonorable” acts can be simple exercises of free will: marrying the man of their choice, divorcing abusive husbands, or unacceptable dress. They are even murdered for actions beyond their control, including rape.

A Pakistani mother recently doused her 15-year-old daughter with acid for allegedly looking at a boy. She died slowly after suffering agonizing burns to 70% of her body. This is the latest example of a chilling, global phenomenon that arose from the cultural commodification of women and is reinforced by misguided concepts of honor. It's estimated that as many as 5,000 women are killed by members of their own families annually.


Bill Rohbaugh (0)
Thursday April 11, 2013, 3:07 am
Signed the petition.

Agnes N. (703)
Thursday April 11, 2013, 3:18 am
Signed.. thanks Bev

alicia m. (97)
Thursday April 11, 2013, 3:35 am
noted, signed, gracias

Past Member (0)
Thursday April 11, 2013, 3:57 am

Yvonne F. (180)
Thursday April 11, 2013, 4:07 am
So signed and so true!!! Thanks Beverly!!!

Ola H. (27)
Thursday April 11, 2013, 4:27 am
Signed and noted, thank's for sharing this, it's such an important issue!

Ben Oscarsito (258)
Thursday April 11, 2013, 4:36 am
Already signed one of the other duplicates...

Stephanie Reap (192)
Thursday April 11, 2013, 8:49 am
signed and noted. TY for sharing

Dandelion G. (386)
Thursday April 11, 2013, 10:07 am
Will the Human Rights of all ever be a protected and Honored thing. How can their be any Honor in maiming and killing another human being. There isn't any and these Countries need to do a better job with educating the people.
Signed most certainly.

Past Member (0)
Thursday April 11, 2013, 11:23 am
Of course I signed. Thanks.

Thursday April 11, 2013, 12:17 pm
Signed, thanks.

Rose Becke (142)
Thursday April 11, 2013, 3:39 pm

Freya H. (355)
Thursday April 11, 2013, 6:55 pm
Noted and signed - IN SERIOUS ANGER!!!

Michela M. (4008)
Thursday April 11, 2013, 7:18 pm

Helen Porter (39)
Thursday April 11, 2013, 8:18 pm
We must keep our daughters and our grand daughters safe from the enemy.

Tom C. (12)
Thursday April 11, 2013, 8:53 pm
Another example once again of "religion" (control pact doctrines written by mankind) INSANITY! Absolutely NO living being deserves this kind of fanatical insanity/treatment! There is no true honor in deliberately harming or killing another,EVER! Most definitely signed!

greenplanet e. (155)
Thursday April 11, 2013, 10:27 pm

Very hard on women.

Sandra ;atterson (59)
Thursday April 11, 2013, 10:38 pm
signed and noted,thank you

cathie S. (154)
Thursday April 11, 2013, 10:39 pm
NOTED, SIGNED N SHARED This is wrong and there needs to be some kind of way to save them this really pisses me off I am mad and heart broken at the same time. I don't understand how a MOTHER could do this to her child I understand things are different from here but a mother is still a mother and I know as a mother I would do what ever I had to do to keep my child safe even if it means running away and begging for help so SHAME on the people who allow this to happen but most of all SHAME on the family's who do this because GOD will not forgive them for killing a child THESE PEOPLE HAVE NO HONOR

Past Member (0)
Thursday April 11, 2013, 10:42 pm
Signed cheers Bev

Patricia H. (440)
Thursday April 11, 2013, 11:08 pm
sadly noted

Caroline S. (81)
Thursday April 11, 2013, 11:12 pm
shame on the families who murder their own daughters, sisters, mothers, and wives.
"Honor"??? This makes me so angry

Beverly Fjobhunting (86)
Thursday April 11, 2013, 11:19 pm
I'm with Cat and Caroline. My child is my reason for living and I would do anything to protect him and keep him safe. To me the honor is in loving and protecting your children.

Beverly Fjobhunting (86)
Thursday April 11, 2013, 11:44 pm
Tom ~ I always wonder why anyone would follow any religion that dictates harming anyone for any reason.

Ruth R. (249)
Friday April 12, 2013, 12:38 am
"Thank you, you've already signed this campaign!"

Ruth R. (249)
Friday April 12, 2013, 12:43 am
Posted to google and twitter.

Friday April 12, 2013, 2:17 am
No doubt done... with hope
Thank you!

Jo S. (619)
Friday April 12, 2013, 10:38 am
Ditto Beverly Morgan, Cat S & caroline.
Thanks noted, signed and shared.

Anna Undebeck (256)
Friday April 12, 2013, 11:31 am
Thank You for Signing!

Thank you Beverly.

Christeen Anderson (661)
Friday April 12, 2013, 12:18 pm

Winn Adams (203)
Friday April 12, 2013, 12:31 pm
This must stop NOW. Signed.

Fred Krohn (34)
Friday April 12, 2013, 12:51 pm
So long as these Islam-bred idiots persist in such execrable practises, we should initiate the honourable practise of seisatsu-yodatsu or danzai against all jihadists!

Hartson Doak (39)
Friday April 12, 2013, 12:59 pm
Zee, who is the enemy? Honor killings are committed by fathers or brothers. This is a problem with a religious belief that sees women, not as equals, but as property.

Lynne Buckley (0)
Friday April 12, 2013, 1:00 pm

Jennifer Ward (40)
Friday April 12, 2013, 1:20 pm
Amazing how the feminists ignore non white crimes against women and girls- preferring to shriek about trivial matters, like a misconstrued casual remark, or dismissing female genital of little girls as a 'cultural' matter of no concern as we should 'respect' the customs of even the most cruel nature on account of some vague notion of collective white guilt over colonization committed by some whites over a century ago. It is no wonder a lot of people just give up trying to help when faced with such callous disregard for common humanity from people claiming to be having the best interests of females at heart who choose to avert their gaze when true misogyny becomes glaringly apparent.

Bettina Galo (70)
Friday April 12, 2013, 1:34 pm

Shirley B. (5)
Friday April 12, 2013, 1:50 pm
Signed x2. TY Beverly

Lois Jordan (63)
Friday April 12, 2013, 3:10 pm
"Thank you. You've already signed this campaign." Noted. Thanks, Beverly.

Birgit W. (159)
Friday April 12, 2013, 3:25 pm

Gillian M. (218)
Friday April 12, 2013, 3:51 pm
Feminists do not care about religious murders. About 1,000 Hindu women are killed in India each year but thousands of little girls and women are killed or abused by Muslim men. They cut off their noses or throw acid on them. And the reasong for this - they think they have had sex even when they are 4 years old and the father does not face charges.

By speaking out I am called an Islamphobe but if brining evil to peoples' attention and demand that they help to stop this happening is being one, then I am proud to be so called.

Angeles Madrazo (301)
Friday April 12, 2013, 4:13 pm
Already signed!

valda p. (13)
Friday April 12, 2013, 4:50 pm
How do you change the culture that is -male dominated -and controls every aspect of a woman's life?the women themselves have been so indoctrinated that they can kill their own children ,they know nothing else and accept their lot in life, to say feminists don't care is so wrong ,to see how women are degraded and humiliated by these gutless cowardly men is so frustrating -not until these women-themselves -turn on their tormentors and trust other women to support them -nothing will change.

marie T. (163)
Friday April 12, 2013, 5:18 pm
Gladly signed only wish we could do more Some dreadful killings happening in England also
Yes Vaida hear you but it is almost impossible for these women to turn on their tormentors they are so beaten down and obviously terrified.
I admire you Gillian for speaking out . In UK many people speak amongst themselves but do not have the courage to speak out as some Muslim women are carrying files of acid in their handbags on buses and trains and no one wants to be blinded two innocent women have had acid thrown at them according to the press but it is played down
Thank you for the post Beverly

Beverly Fjobhunting (86)
Friday April 12, 2013, 5:37 pm
Because these women have no rights in their countries it's important that women who do enjoy more rights help fight for freedom of all women ~ and keep this crap from spreading throughout the world. Defend the rights you have ~ NEVER GIVE THEM UP ~ and fight for the same rights for all women everywhere.

Beverly Fjobhunting (86)
Friday April 12, 2013, 5:42 pm
Statistics according to Honour Based Violence Awareness Network:

5000 honour killings internationally per year.
1000 honour killings occur in India
1000 honour killings occur in Pakistan
12 honour killings per year in UK

Judith C. (159)
Friday April 12, 2013, 6:27 pm
Signed, thanks for petition.

Kathy Niell (112)
Friday April 12, 2013, 7:39 pm
Hard to believe this still goes on in some places. Signed gladly.

Joy Catalan (95)
Friday April 12, 2013, 11:09 pm
women, children around the world live in constant fear sometimes for moronic reasons. ..honor killing...where on earth did this practice emanated from?how did it come into existence?how can one simply just die because a woman wants to divorce an abusive husband?...why is the victim the one punished and not the perpetrator?what kind of logic is that?...UN SHOULD ACT FAST on this issue...the women and children SHOULD be protected from these barbaric perpetrators.

Ludger W. (71)
Friday April 12, 2013, 11:16 pm

paul m. (93)
Saturday April 13, 2013, 5:59 am

Signed and shared

Vivien Green (153)
Saturday April 13, 2013, 6:13 am
Thank you Beverley signed shared on FB.
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Barbara Tomlinson (431)
Saturday April 13, 2013, 12:48 pm
This Petition is a part of a WORLDWIDE UPRISING for Women's Rights.
This affects ALL Women.
No Woman is truly free, until ALL Women are free - everywhere.

"Cultural" boundaries are being SHATTERED. "Culture" and "Tradition" can't be used as excuses any more, for depriving any Woman anywhere, of her Inalienable Rights - and a primary part of this, is her Right to her own BODY, and to make her OWN decisions about her Body and her Life.
We stand TOGETHER, and we don't let these ancient evils get a "pass", ANYwhere!

Beverly Fjobhunting (86)
Saturday April 13, 2013, 1:03 pm
Always love your spirit B! Yes the time has come to stick up for all women everywhere to live their lives as they want without fear, without violence!

Barbara Tomlinson (431)
Saturday April 13, 2013, 1:38 pm
Altho not QUITE as bad maybe as acid-in-the-face and decapitation -
let us not forget THIS -
That in Ireland, for over 70 years, from 1922 until as late as 1996 -
families "disgraced" by a woman's sexual behavior, an "affair", an illegitimate child, even only being "flirtatious" or "too pretty" or "unmanageable" - or it could be incest, or being too attractive to the local parish priest {and bearing his child} -
such Women were CONSIGNED BY THEIR FAMILIES to the infamous "Magdalene Laundries", where they were STRIPPED OF THEIR IDENTITIES, EVEN THEIR NAMES, called "Female Penitents" as they were supposed to be PENITENT FOR THEIR "SINS" -
These Women were FORCED into these Institutions, to perform HEAVY, BRUTAL UNPAID SLAVE LABOR, with other Tortures added. If they tried to escape, THE POLICE BROUGHT THEM BACK. This was IMPRISONMENT WITHOUT A TRIAL. They could ONLY BE RELEASED, if their FAMILIES ALLOWED IT.

There is a video on YouTube, actually several videos, of Joni Mitchell, and of several wonderful Irish singers, performing SONGS they have written about these infamous FEMALE PRISONS run by Roman Catholic Nuns -
there is also a Documentary that was on the BBC, and also an award-winning fictional film.
At least 900 Women are known to have DIED in those Magdalene Laundries. The Irish government has offered monetary compensation to the few remaining survivors - but nothing can give them the years of their lives back -

In fact, they used to be COMMON in Europe, also! Especially in Italy and Sicily - but that was centuries ago!

is to start on the way to ELIMINATING THEM EVERYWHERE.... in ALL Countries and ALL Cultural Settings.

Beverly Fjobhunting (86)
Sunday April 14, 2013, 12:09 pm
Compensation for years lost, the stripping of your identity, the casting out from society can't fix the damage done after the deed. The war on women has been going ever since Eve was framed ~ and it needs to end.

Beverly Fjobhunting (86)
Sunday April 14, 2013, 2:19 pm
Over 30,000 women were sent to these laundries named for Mary Magdalene, who repented her sins and became one of Jesus' closest followers. Victims of Magdalene laundries could not expect to be forgiven as Mary Magdalene was.

Barbara Tomlinson (431)
Monday April 15, 2013, 12:36 am
Just saw this today in Time Magazine, April 8, 2013:

"The cruel, immoral practice of forced adoption... will have no place in this land anymore."

Julia Gillard, Prime Minister of Australia, issuing a long-awaited public apology to the thousands of families affected by laws in place through the mid-1970s that mandated unwed mothers give up their babies for adoption.
That is the news item in its entirety in Time Magazine. {With a picture of Prime Minister Gillard.}

"laws in place through the mid-1970s that MANDATED unwed mothers give up their babies for adoption."
I had never known of this!
But it figures... there are surprising numbers of ROMAN CATHOLICS in Australia, I suppose because of all the Irish convicts sent over there to settle it.
[Australia is just NOW getting into its own HUGE PEDOPHILE PRIEST REVELATIONS, after this has already swept Europe and the U.S. and other countries, it is just NOW getting press and trials in Australia. I think the Australian govt is doing a good job of actually trying cases and not covering up, as far as I can tell. Maybe because they have a WOMAN as Prime Minister!]
With all the HOSPITALS RUN BY ROMAN CATHOLIC NUNS, it would be an EASY matter to just SNATCH THE NEWBORN BABY AWAY FROM THE MOTHER helpless in bed. And besides, it was the LAW!

There is just no END to the Atrocity.....

Somewhere I read that there were Magdalene Laundries in Australia too, but I have seen no confirmation of this... also Canada.... I'll have to look that up.

Beverly Fjobhunting (86)
Monday April 15, 2013, 2:00 am
Up to 2,000 children were illegally exported from Magdalene laundries in Ireland to adoptive parents in the U.S., mainly to wealthy families.

Read more:

Beverly Fjobhunting (86)
Monday April 15, 2013, 2:06 am
Magdalene institutions existed in England, Scotland, North America and Australia, so there's probably a very good chance that many of these babies were born to mothers in Magdalene laundries. Honestly the more I hear about this the more it p****s me off.

Beverly Fjobhunting (86)
Monday April 15, 2013, 4:20 am
Check out the letter from Sinead O'Connor to the Irish Post about her time at one of the institutions, it just may answer any questions about where these babies came from.

David Menard (43)
Monday April 15, 2013, 5:38 am
What a vile depraved imoral practice

Janis B. (7)
Monday April 15, 2013, 7:47 am
This title has nothing to do with honour, it is pure misogyny. Men from these backward societies need to realise that not only are women equal to them but superior just physically weaker.

Jason Flint (5)
Monday April 15, 2013, 9:15 pm
Signed and noted.

Past Member (0)
Tuesday April 16, 2013, 2:08 am
Signed and noted. Horrible.

Farah Hage Ali (151)
Tuesday April 16, 2013, 8:03 am
noted and signed, thank you for sharing

Les M. (6)
Wednesday April 17, 2013, 12:30 pm
to kill a loved one for an absolutely irrational reason boggles my mind. please let anyone that lives in this type of society knows that we love them.

norma laborie (33)
Thursday April 18, 2013, 5:10 am
already signed

Teresa W. (786)
Sunday April 21, 2013, 7:21 am
noted, signed and shared, thank you

Sergio Padilla (63)
Thursday April 25, 2013, 10:46 am
Signed before

Debbie Crowe (86)
Thursday May 16, 2013, 3:46 am
Signed and shared.

'Honor Killings' are other words for "Murder" and getting by with it.

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Sunday October 27, 2013, 10:34 am

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Sunday October 27, 2013, 10:35 am
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